St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda - The West Indies have named an unchanged 15-man squad for their
three-Test tour of Australia, with the main change coming in the
reinstatement of head coach Phil Simmons.
Simmons was suspended in September for questioning the continued omissions of all rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.
But neither Bravo nor Pollard is included in the squad for Australia,
with the selectors opting to keep faith in the same players who have
just lost two Tests in Sri Lanka.
Before that, Australia beat West Indies in two Tests in the Caribbean in June.
All-rounder Jason Holder captains the side for Australia, which also
includes leg spinner Devendra Bishoo, one of the few bright spots from
the June series.
Bishoo took 6/80 in the first innings of the first Test in Dominica.
The first test in Australia will start in Hobart on December 10,
followed by further Tests in Melbourne (from December 26) and Sydney
Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican
Coach: Phil Simmons
Dec 2-5: warm-up match v Australia XI at Brisbane
Dec 10-14: 1st Test v Australia at Hobart
Dec 19-20: tour match at Geelong
Dec 26-30: 2nd Test v Australia at Melbourne
Jan 3-7: 3rd Test v Australia at Sydney